Four strategic partners have signed up to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Sustainability Program.
Brussels Airport, Flexport, Oman Aviation Services and Turkish Airlines have joined CHAMP Cargosystems, sponsor of the inaugural Sustainability Award, which is a key part of the project.
The programme, headed by TIACA’s new project manager Celine Hourcade, was launched this summer with the aim of driving sustainability goals within the air cargo industry.
Stressing the need for action rather than words, Hourcade says: “As an industry, we must learn to be proactive rather than just reactive, and TIACA is in a unique position to make things happen, as we bring together all of the stakeholders in the air cargo industry.”
Saying that TIACA can act as a single voice to lobby, Hourcade says: “We will be supporting organisations of all sizes, globally, to define their own sustainability strategies and action plans, track progress, share best practices, celebrate individual successes, and communicate industry achievements.”
TIACA and the strategic partners will be working until the end of the year to design the programme to agree on action points where the association and members can make a contribution.
The first virtual working group will take place in October with the first face-to-face meeting held in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday 18 November, the day before TIACA’s Executive Summit.
The three finalists will present their ideas at the summit, which takes place from 19 – 21 November.